Jonny Mudball doesn't stand much racing and has had another break since finishing well beaten in a Group 3 at Newmarket in May, though does go well fresh. Regal Parade isn't the force of old while Oasis Dancer has a mountain to climb at the weights and Sugar Beet may also find this company too hot. Ballesteros has to go on the short-list, however, despite racing for the first time since early June. He likes soft ground and has already won at Chester and Sandown this season. Rex Imperator has been running well in some tough handicaps but may just struggle to give 3lb to NIGHT CARNATION, who ran Van Ellis to a neck in a Listed contest at Chester last time and generally competes at a much higher level than this.
Oasis Dancer 16-1 (9-8) Raced centre until switched to joinn far side group over 4f out, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 27, 10l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Jonny Mudball 16-1 (9-0) Close up 3f, 15th of 16, 18l behind Mayson (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Regal Parade 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Right To Dream (8-6) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in Aug.
Ballesteros 1-2fav (9-1) Stumbled start, behind, went 3rd and effort over 1f out, ridden and not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Free Zone (8-12) at Beverley 5f con stks (4) gf in Jun.
Rex Imperator 9-2fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, no where to go from over 2f out, until inside final furlong, ran on well, never able to challenge, 11th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Night Carnation 3-1 (8-9) Keen tracked leaderds, ridden 2f out, driven and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Van Ellis (8-10) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.
Sugar Beet 16-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 9, 16l behind Van Ellis (8-10) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.